Crisci Associates, Nov. 30, 2015 Issue #596
* State Budget Twists, Turns, Cliffhangers, But No Happy Ending... Yet

This week’s actions surrounding the state budget had as many twists and turns as a holiday blockbuster.

* Senate Fails To Eliminate School Property Taxes In Tie Vote Broken By Lt. Gov. Stack

The Senate effort to eliminate school property taxes failed in its attempt Monday when a vote on an amendment to House Bill 683 (Rapp-R-Forest) resulted in a tie vote-- 24 to 24-- Lt. Gov. Stack (D) broke the tie by voting no.

* Senate Committee Recommends Full Investigation Of AG Kane, Kane Reaction

The Special Committee on Senate Address Wednesday voted 5 to 2 to approve a report recommending the full Senate proceed with a hearing on whether or not indicted Attorney General Kathleen Kane can fulfill her duties with a suspended law license.

* Political News & NewsClips

Here's a collection of NewsClips from around the state on political topics of interest--

* Session Schedule [Updated] /Governor’s Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Bills On Governor's Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor's desk for action--

* Senate/House Bills Moving

The following bills of interest saw action in the House or Senate this week--

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* PA Bulletin: No Cost Of Living Raises For Legislators

The General Assembly published notice in the November 28 PA Bulletin saying members of the House and Senate would not be receiving a cost of living raise next year.

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